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New Lake Las Vegas Hotel Offers Easter Brunch Feast

New Lake Las Vegas Hotel Offers Easter Brunch Feast

Ravella at Lake Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate Easter Sunday with a brunch and bottomless champagne bar at Medici Café and Terrace. Guests can dine in the café or soak up the spring weather on the terrace.

Seating for Ravella’s Easter Champagne Brunch will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost is $42 plus tax and includes unlimited champagne and mimosas.

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Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Henderson Restaurant Supply will partner with Adopt a Rescue Pet (ARP) on a silent auction and raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. on April 28 at Tommy Rocker’s Mojave Beach Bar & Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Dr.

ARP has a $70,000 balloon payment due May 1, and proceeds from the event will assist in meeting the $70,000 obligation. Closure of the sanctuary would be disastrous to the approximately 300 pets in the ARP program that would be immediately displaced and may face euthanasia if not re-homed, not to mention pets that need placement in the future that might have nowhere to go. Any funds raised over and above the necessary $70,000 will be allocated to veterinary care for animals entering into ARP programs or awaiting medical sterilization prior to adoption.

Event organizers are seeking donated auction/raffle items for the event through April 26, including gift baskets, gift/product certificates and services.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Will Collect Unused Drugs

Operation Medicine Cabinet Will Collect Unused Drugs

HENDERSON, Nev. -- If you are looking for a way to get rid of old or unused medications in your home, you can stop by Operation Medicine Cabinet. The event takes place on Saturday, April 30.

IRS YouTube Channel Provides Last-Minute Tax Tips

IRS YouTube Channel Provides Last-Minute Tax Tips

With Tax Day upon us, helpful tax-related information can be found on the IRS YouTube channel. The channel, which debuted in August 2009, features numerous IRS experts answering common and not-so-common tax questions.

The IRS YouTube channel is home to hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from how to choose a tax preparer to filing your taxes for free to checking on your refund.

Videos are posted in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. To date, there have been more than 1.7 million views.

Taxpayers can even subscribe to the channel to receive notice of new video offerings. In fact, the IRS will soon be featuring summertime video tax tips.

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Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Volunteers joined County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow on Saturday morning for a graffiti cleanup in a neighborhood near the Whitney Recreation Center, not far from Boulder Highway and Tropicana. The cleanup attracted about 30 volunteers, including some firefighters from nearby Station 17 until they were called away. The project included painting over graffiti and picking up trash and debris.

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Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.

Children Use Simple Method to Raise Money for Japan

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It's been more than a month since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated Japan. Still, aftershocks continue to hinder rebuilding efforts, leaving families homeless with little hope.

Las Vegas elementary school students see the Japanese struggle and have thought of a refreshing way to send them relief. It's a simple idea that has snowballed: a group of friends opened a Kool-Aid stand. It's one of the most traditional fundraiser's out there, but these young kids feel it is their duty to do something.

"I felt really sorry and like, 'Oh, I really need to help that country,'" said Kobe Hollenbeck.

Armed with signs and spirit, the kids set up shop outside the Zappos headquarters in Henderson. Last Sunday, they raised $180 in two and a half hours. The company heard about their campaign and invited them to sell outside the building.